UPAWS Paws Park is OPEN!


Welcome to Paws Park!

UPAWS is excited to announce that Paws Park is now open! The U.P.’s first year round completely fenced in 2 acre dog park! We’re sure you and your four-legged friend will enjoy the park!

Please take the time to read through this registration packet and familiarize yourself about the rules and etiquette.  We take safety at the park very seriously.  Familiarizing yourself with the rules and etiquette will help you and your pet enjoy your time to the fullest at UPAWS Dog Park.

The park is completely fenced in with 8-foot fencing and has waste dispensers and trash receptacles throughout.  There are two separate entrances (15 feet apart) from one another and a separate fenced area for small dogs, below 25 pounds, to safely interact. Large dogs are not allowed in the small dog area.  Small dogs (below 25 pounds) are not allowed in the large dog area.

The corners of the park fence have been rounded to avoid incidents and to discourage digging.  Every detail, from the rules and etiquette, involved years of research and development by UPAWS (ad hoc) Dog Park Committee. This is designed to help your pet socialize and exercise safely. There is a water spigot available in both the small and large dog runs, as a precaution for extra health safety please bring your own collapsible/portable water dish with you for your dog.

You must purchase a permit to use UPAWS Dog Park. Proof of current vaccinations is required to purchase a permit. Memberships are now available at UPAWS during regular business hours. To purchase a membership, please fill out this registration packet in full and attach a copy of vaccination records for each dog being registered.  You can also have your veterinarian fax your vaccination record directly to UPAWS at (906) 475-6669.

Annual Permit

  • Individual (per dog): $35
  • Family/Household (max # of dogs 4): $50

Seasonal Permit (Nov-April, inclusive)

  • Individual (per dog): $20
  • Family/Household (max # of dogs 4): $35

Replacement fee for lost fobs: $10.00

Dog Park Hours:

  • Summer 7am-9pm
  • Winter 8am-5pm

You are legally and financially responsible for your dog’s actions and any harm it causes to others.  See Dog Incident Policy. If you have any questions or need to report an incident please e-mail dogpark@upaws.org

By becoming a member you are helping homeless animals in our community find their forever homes.  Paws Park is a volunteer-driven project to create additional revenue for UPAWS daily operations.  We want you to take ownership of this park.  Once you are a member, this is your park.  Please remember this is a volunteer-driven project, and your support in keeping the park clean and maintained is important and appreciated.

The first 50 people to sign up for a membership at Paws Park will be eligible to earn a second year-long membership for free.  A grand opening celebration will be held at a later date.

Welcome to PAWS PARK!